Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Yep, it's Wednesday again, it appears to be coming around vey fast, or is that indication of my age? LOL
This is my work desk, yes, I seem to have got a sewing bug.  I think it is the brand new sewing machine that Chris bought me!  On it is a raggedy quilt that I am making for the girl who organises my moving from country to country.  She is expecting her first baby and going on maternity leave the week I go to Oz, so I as a thank you for all her help I thought a raggedy quilt might be nice.

Since taking the photo I have finished it off and given it a wash to make it go raggedy and 
and now it is ready for posting!
Speaking of post, I had the most wonderful visit from the post man who gave me a big box full of wonderful goodies!
Would you look at that!!  Donna, thank you so much, your generosity is amazing, and I am going to have so much fun playing with all these lovely bits!!
and finally, here is a pic of Tom-Tom in his new lycra body suit!  Yes, he managed to completely remove the fur and skin from the rabies and cat flu injections he got last week and wouldn't leave them alone so after another visit to the vet, this is the result... I think it suits him!! ;)

Don't forget to hop on over to the desk of Julia, Leader of the Desks, for the complete list!


  1. Tom-Tom is looking quite stylish - he really rocks that cropped look. Poor guy. And the quilt looks uber comfy - I'm sure she will really appreciate your efforts in light of the upcoming move. Have a great week.

    sara j #22

  2. Love your goodies!!
    Thanks for sharing ;)
    Happy Wednesday!

    Hugs Marleen #12

  3. Happy WOW day! I really love your quilt, haven't had a go at one of those rag quilts yet. I think if I tried to put that on my cat I wouldn't have any fingers left!! Jill

  4. What lovely goodies the postman brought you. Happy woyww Jill #16

  5. Lycra cat suit! we used to wear those for modern dancing! (back in the 80s) Great quilt, amazed that you had the time to still make that what with the move and all! #36

  6. Happy WOYWW. Firstly, I haven't read why you move so much (must go and see if you explain this) - but good luck with your next move. Love that quilt. I am just about to attempt my first one ever. Tom-Tom looks very cool in his bodysuit. I can imagine the response if we tried to put one on our cat! Ali x #8

  7. Wow loving the ragged quilt and im sure she will too.Yout Tom Tom is looking very handsome chappie!
    Have creative week hugs judex 46

  8. Oh your poor furbaby!!! I hope he is feeling much better, very soon!

    Gorgeous quilt - what an amazing gift! And wooo hooo, for good mail!! You made out!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #4

  9. Beautiful quilt. That's the second ragging quilt I've seen this week and I love the lived-in look of them.
    What a fab gift from Donna, she is so talented as well as generous.
    Ann B

  10. Poor Tom-Tom! What a great pile of goodies to play with. The raggedy quilt is gorgeous. Helen, 14

  11. Hi there, just popping by to say hello; I should be working so it's a bit of a mad dash around this week so don't pop the kettle on for me.
    Neil #34

  12. I love your funky cat and your quilt is beautiful.
    Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing your desk.

    Jackie #45

  13. You really have caught the quilting too haven't you. This one is really lovely and I'm sure it will be well loved.
    A x # 57

  14. A Fabulous sewing project - So detailed and Beautiful x Heather #70

  15. I understand the am a little disturbed by the thought of a cat in lycra!! Love that with all the stuff you've got on, you're making time to make presents. The raggedy quilts are a charm, your Mover gal will be so thrilled.

  16. your quilt is so pretty I love the rustic look to it, the technique you have used is stunning
    Happy WOYWW #192
    Ria #75

  17. Fab box of goodies from Donna there, I bought her Green man stamp recently. I admit I did a bit of a double take at your cat in his lycra tank top, lol. Have a great week, Hugs,xx Shaz #75

  18. Tom Tom looks so great and modellike with his suit! Cool goodies, what a playground!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Barbara #97
    Don't miss my collage GIVEAWAY.

  19. Wow, look at you go! So much crafty fun going on and Tom-Tom in a body suit so adorable, though I wonder how he thinks he look!
    Angie #112

  20. Lol - loving the lycra - do you think they would fit me up with one!! Your quilt is fab. You def have the bug now. x Jo

  21. Blimey! There is no stopping you, is there? You are a quilting DIVA!

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (3)

  22. Tom-Tom is looking very fetching in his new Lycra vest, so hopefully it’s doing the job and stopping him scratching, but BoJangles says he wouldn’t be seen dead in it….or rather I would be dead if I tried to put him in one like that, Lol.

    It certainly looks like you’re making the most of your new toy and the quilt is just beautiful.
    Your friend is going to be thrilled with it.
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @ 88

  23. Tom does not look like he likes that one bit!!! LOL

    Love the quilt.

    Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
    Have a great day.
    Lori #110

  24. Tom-Tom looks so cute! That quilt is amazing and what a lovely parcel to recieve. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing. Caro #72

  25. Tom Tom could start a new fashion trend for moggies!

  26. what you didn't tell everyone is that you send me big bags of goodies too,

    Quid Pro Quo mississ,

    and I KNOW you will make things and use up the stuff, not just put it in a cupboard and stroke it occasionally ( ah have I moved onto Cat commentary now?)

    I think you need to bling up Toms vest.

    Dxxx ( number sixty something I think)

  27. That is another super quilt Annette - I'm sure she will love it.

    Ooo, what lovely goodies to play with - have fun.

    Now that is a new look for Tom-tom LOL

    Toni xx

  28. Look at Tom-Tom, the James Bond of cats! You should put a bow tie around his neck! Beautiful quilt, beautifully packaged, you've got the bug now. Always nice to receive goddies in the post instead of bills!

    Brenda 115

  29. I love your raggedy quilts...the one you did for LillyBo was fab! Such a fun technique...I'm sure they'll be loved :)
    I have, rather cowardly, avoided zips at all costs...but now I'm frightened no more! I had a good teacher, even though she didn't let me cut any corners!!!
    Groovy cat suit....he doesn't look happy though, lol!!
    Hugs, LLJ xx

  30. Oh it's so lovely to see you inspired to carry on making your beautiful quilts and spreading them around joyfully! What a lovely gift for the girl for her baby.
    Lovely post with all those goodies too.
    ps I haven't given out your addy the TY cards will come to me (after his leave)and I'll forward them. Always aware of privacy.
    Jo x

  31. Re your comment on LillyBo ... why not make them in OZ for similar group over there? No use you paying long distance shipping and their cause is just as important. Just link it in and use my guidelines but let them be given locally.
    Jo x

  32. Poor puss, but he doesn't seem to mind the jacket.
    Love the quilt, very similsr to the one you made for lillybo. Looks like you are on a roll. But re locating as well the lovely thing about blogging is that we cant loose you even when you get to oz
    janet #38

  33. Hi, just a quick visit to see what you are up to. Unfortunately, the EM is unwell and needs looking after so time for blog-hopping has been limited today. I don't know where you find time to make things whilst packing to move half-way round the world. Your quilt is gorgeous. Lovely RAK from Donna. Tom-Tom does look rather fetching in lycra :) Hope your WOYWW has been happy. Elizabeth x #55

  34. Love the sporty loo that Tom Tom is showing us in this photograph. Also the gift from Donna, she is lovely.
    Great quilt you have made, am sure she will love it.
    Hugs, Neet 17 xx

  35. Love the quilt! Looks so comfy and soft. Tom-Tom is adorable in his Lycra vest. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan 28

  36. Hullo there Annette,
    Well , at last time to do some blog hopping!
    Some lovely work going on here, just love the quilts and the one down below for your grand daughter you're on a roll!!
    and so cats getting ready for Oz - they will not know what hits them!

    They will be in quarantine a few weeks at least I think from what I have heard! and yes you can get lovely fruit including pineapples in abundance here at the moment - we are so very spoilt for choice over here!!

    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #61

  37. Tom tom looks so cool in his new clothes, bless him! Your quilt is gorgeous! Have a fab week xx #125

  38. The quilt is a lovely thought! I'm sure she will appreciate it. And your kitty looks so cute in his jacket. Hope he is better soon. How long does he have to be in quarantine?
    Happy late WOYWW!
    RosA # 113

  39. The quilt turned out great! Silly kitty - the sweater looks good on him though. April #133


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